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Novel Thoughts | Moonrise Kingdom

I watch a lot of movies recently.

Netflix is a place for binge-watching, I promise.

Moonrise Kingdom

Let’s talk about Moonrise Kingdom starring Jared Gilman, and Kara Hayward. I think this movie falls greatly on identity, comedy, romance, and coming-of-age.

Well, when I say let’s talk about the film, I really mean, let’s talk about how I related to it. lol


I was going through some tough times when I was watching this movie. I was having one of those down moments, depression kicking in again. And this was a good break away from that.

It’s a movie definitely for pre-teens and up, I would say. Finding ourselves and figuring out where we belong in the world is a theme that most people can relate to. This movie had a lot of that. Making the right choices- the morally right or the emotionally right because they’re not always the same. In the movie, there’s a lot of that. We see his foster parents make an emotionally right decision. We see her mom make both. We see the cop make both on two different occasions. Etc.

It was such a fun and great movie that really opens your eyes to different possibilities and to, like a cliche, not judge a book by its cover.

There was so much depth in the film. A lot of them we subtle things from their sending letters to each other for over a year to the sharing of smoke equaling infidelity.

A beautiful film that gave me a lot to think about.

I most definitely recommend this film if you haven’t watched it before. Storyline wise, it’s definitely on point. Casting, acting, cinematography- just everything was beautifully executed.

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